Welcome to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

As one of the largest colleges at Mason, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) offers an expansive range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs: 23 undergraduate majors, 70 minors, 14 graduate certificates, 18 master’s degrees, 9 doctoral degrees, and 22 accelerated master’s degree pathways.  
CHSS delivers critical core courses for the entire university community, conferring upwards of 2,200 degrees per year, and is instrumental in Mason’s attainment of the R-1 Doctoral University (Highest Research Activity) classification.  

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About the college

CHSS is at the very center of George Mason University’s mission to serve as a hub in intellectual dynamism and diversity, a locus of local and global civic engagement, and an access point to excellence for individuals of all backgrounds.   
At CHSS, the liberal arts tradition of studying human minds, beliefs, languages, cultures, histories, societal structures, and forms of creative expression drives our community forward in advancing cutting-edge research, impactful service, and critical competencies for today’s global and knowledge-based economy.